William John Swainson

1789 - 1855

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William John Swainson FLS, FRS (8 October 1789 – 6 December 1855), was an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William John Swainson has received more than 94,413 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). William John Swainson is the 798th most popular biologist (down from 658th in 2019), the 4,148th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,232nd in 2019) and the 127th most popular Biologist.

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Among biologists, William John Swainson ranks 798 out of 841Before him are Robert Morison, Osbert Salvin, Clinton Hart Merriam, John Abbot, Ivan Lepyokhin, and Colin Munro MacLeod. After him are Robert H. MacArthur, Nathaniel Wallich, Angela Piskernik, Paul Henri Lecomte, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and William Roxburgh.

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Among people born in 1789, William John Swainson ranks 46Before him are Cesare Balbo, Carlos Soublette, Miguel Barragán, Manuel de la Peña y Peña, Friedrich Boie, and Michel Félix Dunal. After him are Thomas Ewing, Levi Woodbury, and Clement Comer Clay. Among people deceased in 1855, William John Swainson ranks 40Before him are Josef Munzinger, Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizarro, Henry Bishop, Mihály Pollack, Fruto Chamorro, and Timofey Granovsky. After him are Henry De la Beche, Wilhem de Haan, John Canfield Spencer, and Thomas Mitchell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William John Swainson ranks 4,148 out of 7,765Before him are John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (1792), Ben Nicholson (1894), Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain (1741), Frank Bruno (1961), Talulah Riley (1985), and Princess Sophia of Gloucester (1773). After him are Sharleen Spiteri (1967), Jadon Sancho (2000), Maisie Williams (1997), Allan Williams (1930), Jimmy Johnstone (1944), and Samantha Morton (1977).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, William John Swainson ranks 127Before him are Reginald Innes Pocock (1863), Robert Jameson (1774), Robert Wight (1796), Robert Morison (1620), Osbert Salvin (1835), and John Abbot (1751). After him are William Roxburgh (1751), Henry Baker (1698), William T. Stearn (1911), Keith Campbell (1954), Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844), and Louis Fraser (1810).